Your Working Years Pay For Your Retirement Years

You will need about 70% of your pre-retirement income in retirement to maintain your standard of living, yet, for average earnings, Social Security benefits provide approximately 40% of that. The majority of retirement income will have to come from somewhere other than Social Security. From 1990 to 2012 the number of private industry workers getting pensions fell from 42% to 22%. The trend is unmistakable; workers have to support the bulk of their own retirement.

In order to support retirement, it is important to to set aside 10% of your income right off the top and budget the rest accordingly. A revised budget with retirement savings set aside breaks down as: taxes 19%, insurance 11%, transportation 17%, housing 27%, utilities 5%, personal 11% and retirement 10%.

1) http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2012/10/17/good-question-how-many-of-us-still-get-a-pension/

2) https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/r&m6.html

 

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